Articles from Farming Frenzy

At first I thought raising chickens would be easy-peesy.You know - buying a coop, feeding, watering, collection eggs... it didn't seem that hard. But my thoughts changed when my first 6 new arrivals hatched! It was on a sunny Autumn day that I went to feed and let out my flock of bantam hens. Counting them off as they went, I noticed one was forcing herself to stay in the nesting box. I cautiously lifted her from the nest, horrified to see 6 chicks fall out from under neath. I quickly packed...
Have you restlessly argued to yourself about whats best for your hens? Many people love having chickens ( I know I do ), but many people also live in the city. Most city hens have a small backyard, or a patch of lawn to keep themselves busy. Others may have a larger or smaller property.There are various ways to raising chickens, but in a restricted area can be dificult.What is the main thing you want for your chickens? For them to be happy, healthy, or safe? Free ranging chickens in the city...
A long time ago, before I joined BYC, I was a small hobbyist like many chicken fanciers out there. My dream was to breed the ultimate splash silkie... those adorable fluffy silkies with afro heads and fluffy feet. Now I have over 10 of these bantams and I'm not stopping there. Here's how I started out: building a nice, safe coop in my backyard I started surfing the web to find some silkies for sale. I finally found a small hobbyist like me who happened to have some. I came home with 4 hens...
So, you're out feeding your flock. You step into the coop, and find yourself standing on the dry, bare ground. If your coop consists of the basic feeder, perches and shelter - here are some tips on making it look chick chic. Remember, they're chickens! Don't go turning your coop into the queen's living room, but make it comfy for them. You want to look for things that benefit you and your chickens. Like plants! How many times have you seen your chickens rush out and start pecking at the...
Choosing the right breed of chicken is much like choosing a husband. There are many unique breeds, all needing different requirements. When choosing the right breed for your flock, make sure you choose correctly. First of all, you must determine the purpose of your flock. This means finding why you wanted chickens in the first place. For meat lovers: The most common meat birds are known as Cornish or Indian game. These offer broad breats and tasty meat. They can be crossed with Sussex,...
You have decided that you're more of a duck person and want to start raising ducklings. Well, lucky for you I'm here to help. I recently purchased 2 ducklings from the market a week ago. They were already 2 weeks old, and so my guide will start from that age. At 2 weeks the ducklings do not need a heat lamp anymore,but still need to be kept warm. I provide warmth using soft hay and thick bedding inside the duckling enclosure, then put them inside the shower with hay and food/water at...
Raising Japanese quails is fairly easy as long as you have the proper knowledge and equipment. Japanese quails are hardy birds that thrive in cool climates. They mature at the age of 6 weeks, and live up to 2-3 years. The adult male quail will weigh about 100–140 g, while the females are slightly heavier, weighing from 120–160 g. Females are characterised by light tan feathers with black speckling on the throat and upper breast. They also sound like baby chicks chirping. Males have...
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